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Mikumi National Park

Wildlife at a Glance

Welcome to Mikumi National Park

As accessible as it is, Mikumi is the most appealing Park for a safari. This Park will give you a true taste of an African safari while preserving your precious time.

The Park has a variety of wildlife that can be easily seen. Its closeness to Dar makes it an ideal place for weekend visitors who don’t have to spend a long time on an extended safari itinerary.

The park derives its name from a palm tree called Borassus palm which once grew there and covers an area of 3,230km2

Info About Mikumi National Park

  • Area: 3,230 km² (1,250 sq. Mi)
  • Established: 1964              
  • Location: Morogoro Region, Tanzania
  • Distance & Drive time: 283km/175mi from Dar es salaam and 118km/73mi from Morogoro town


The Park experiences a bi-modal rainfall season with short rains starting from October to early November and long rains from March to May and the dry season is from late June to September.

Getting there

The Park can be accessed by road or air

Air. Scheduled flights from all the main centers in Tanzania but often routing via Dar-es-salaam.

Park attractions

The Park harbors fascinating attractions most notably the Hippo pools that provide close access to the mud-loving beasts and bird watching. Zebra, wildebeest, impala, and buffalo are found on the grassy plains.


The park has many wildlife-like buffalos, Lions, Zebra, Giraffes, and Elephants. Giraffes are often seen browsing leaves from the isolated acacia trees that fringe the Mkata River. Also, the greater Kudu and sable antelope can be found in the miombo woodland-covered foothills of the mountain that rise from the Park boundaries.


The Mkata plain is a great place for birding. Mikumi boasts a respectful 400 species of birds with the most common ones being the black-bellied bustards, guinea fowls, marabou storks, bateleur eagles, ox peckers, colorful lilac-breasted rollers, and yellow-throated long claw.


  • Game Drive
  • Night Game drive
  • Bird watching
  • Walking safari
  • Filming and Photographing